A new round of Q&A session – where we try to answer questions our visitors and fans often have. So let’s start with the question asked in the title right away.
Which is the best fighter Jet in the World?
That’s a hard one. When considering the kill/loss ratio the McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle wins, with an incredible 102/0. But pilot and training play a huge role here, so these statistics are limited in judging what fighter jet is the best. Anyway – you can find the combat statistics of all aircraft here (latest conflicts are not yet considered). By the way, on top of that – the F-15 can also fly with one wing only. Pretty cool isn’t it?
The F-15 is also not the most up to date fighter anymore – even though producer Boeing proposes the F-15SE upgrade – the Silent Eagle. Still, it would be an upgrade of an older system, so what is currently the “best” will also lead us to the next question often asked by users:
Which is the most advanced fighter jet in the world?
But – what is the best fighter jet in the world today? As of 2016, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is the only operational 5th generation fighter jet, worldwide. It is a stealth air superiority fighter and almost invisible to radars. The F-22 is not only the most advanced but also the most expensive production fighter aircraft to date. There is some discussion going on, however, if the F-22 is really as good as everyone thinks – we covered this topic for example in this post about F-22 vs. Eurofighter.
There are several 5th generation fighter jets planned to enter service in the upcoming years, such as the Russian Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA, the Chinese Shenyang J-31 “Gyrfalcon” or the struggling Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the most expensive military project ever. You can find an overview of 5th generation fighter jets here.
One thing is sure, the newest generation of fighter jets cost so much that many experts consider that we should go for more and cheaper again. Have a look at operating costs in the video below (and not to mention the exploding purchasing costs here!)
It’s quite a debate of who is capable of what. Russian sources suggest the T-50 is not only much cheaper but also better than the American 5th generation jets. And most experts agree that China is probably a bit behind. The answer is, we simply don’t know. Some people have a clear opinion of the new generation of aircraft:
F-22 waste of money https://t.co/MCg32LYoJK
— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 19, 2016
And when he was asked about the F-35, it sounded very similar:
For those who don’t know Chuck Yeager, he was the first to break the sound barrier and fly at supersonic speed. Learn more about this legend here.
No thanks to the US who intensifies armament, threats world peace, wants peace in its mouth only but not in its heart. It’s cunning style not at all welcomed, how can I believe it.
Awlll, Poor Nghinga. What’s wrong? Is your Jealousy fueled contempt getting you down? Poor Baby. But don’t fret Nghinga! Those Big, Bad Mean American’s haven’t attacked people with a fucked up name like yours since the mid 70’s! That’s 40 years! So undo that knot in your panties! Put your best Kimono on, and turn that frown upside down! You fucking whiney Dink, Pussy Boy! Think how those poor pathetic Russians feel! They were actually in 2nd place once, before they allowed an ex-KGB Slug that can’t get over the fall of the Soviet Union, to undo all the positive strides Yeltsin and before him, Gorbachev made! Now Russia just sucks! Though I find it amusing that the Dink Pussy that is you, is condemning the U.S. and. not even a mention of all the underhanded, manipulative, bullshit that Russia has been doing since Putin became the the Dictator of Russia! How many nuclear arms treaties has that Vodka Quaffing Commie Bastard broke? And I won’t even mention his crimes against Chechnya, where he had a passenger plane full of Innocent Civilians shot down or his invading a Sovereign Nation, or his slaughtering of over 650,000 Innocent Syrians in Homs, Aleppo…and even against a Doctors with out Boarders Aide caravan, where 4 Doctors, 5 nurses and over 120 wounded children were murdered! Or how about the Barrel Bombings of 1000’s of Innocent women children and elderly Syrians that Russia carries out almost daily!?!?!? And You have the nerve and audacity to call the U.S. of A an enemy of world peace!?!?!? You are a Fucking Jealous Nip Idiot! If it wasn’t for the United States, there’d be No Peace! Tyrannical Madmen and like Hussein, Putin, Assad, and Groups like the Nazis, al-qaeda, daesh, would be persecuting the entire world! So you should get your Retarded, Nip ass on your knees and beg forgiveness, apologize and thank whatever false god you follow, that the United States is here and that Selfless American Soldiers sacrifice their comfort, their mental and physical well-being and in some cases give their lives to protect Ungreatful Nip Son of a Bitches like yourself!!! ??????????❤??
God bless you Joel Voll, and our beautiful United States!!! That’s the difference between us and all them, our citizen soldiers are willing to give their lives for the betterment of the lives of people in other countries. They hate us until they need us and then it arms wide open. We are the United State and we know we’re the greatest. Go Seahawks!
God bless him? You support racist BS? Dude you can say everything he said and it means something but it all goes to shit when you start race bashing – get a fucking clue
You are out of this world. Wake up! Or remain a poor proud idiot like you are now. We (rest of the universe) don’t care
read your username prick, that says it all
Did a coke bottle build up suction on ya bub?
You have got to be a redneck warmongering American….the US is militarily involved in over 70 nations worldwide…the US is the greatest threat to peace on the planet…Russia is no threat to the western world and neither is China…the west traded goods with both nations extensively…the threats the US claims are falsely created …the main goal of the US and Israel is to destabilize as much as they possibly can for monetary gain using violence and bullying to achieve their goal.
No threat anymore to the world that is. Used to be user but look how small it is now! We are involved in 70 diffrent places but that just shows how much we care. Communists is no life at all and we won’t stand for tyrants like putin! You just mad because we are better, have more, love more and respect the wishes of other countries when the call on us!’now look at nato! Of all the countries involved why are we send more troops and aid? Because counties like yours don’t care about anybody or thing but the communist party! That is why we are in 70 diffrent places. So instead of running your Communist mouth with inbound facts why don’t you do more to help? You need to shut your damb mouth you little carpetbagger peasant!
What about Your gun policy and civil uprisings in your country bitch please solve your own countries and then kill others. Trump is the fall of USA so go to Alabama and make love to your dad bitch
Overpopulating welfare titty babies need some sort of thinning, sort yourself out and stfu.
You sound like a wog such as Omarand Tlaib. Why is China building more ships , missle silos, and artificial islands to block commercial sea lanes if they don’t intend to use them?
How do you feel about comment now with Russias invasion of the Ukraine.
Oh my God, u idiots American..u have so much extra time to type all this shirt….
well apparently you do too
That’s because we are free! We work hard, play hard and give do hard. We will not stand for communist regime propaganda and we laugh in it’s face. We make time just like you did when you wrote this! Find yourself with to much time bub?
I hate more than anything people living in America,then bitching about it
Honestly I am American and I love my country but I am a realist . With that said the facts are as follows; Americans are spoiled and always have been since the 1700s. We don’t know poverty and famine and oppression. I give so much respect to all the other countries who have had to deal with oppression and communism etc… yes we are a prideful country and with good reason as we won our freedom from oppression but ……. From there or soon after we focused on world domination which is a very normal action for any country. We are all guilty of war crimes, oppression, racism and many other downfalls. Just imagine if the entire world would see eye to eye and have common ground and peace but since the beginning of time humans are hard wired to thirst for greed and power and the entire world as a whole is guilty of this. For any of you shitting on each other you are just being the cliche and it’s pretty fucked up grow up and until you’ve actually lived through any real calamity please just try to be respectful and not act like a red neck and just solidifying the outlook other countries have towards America. Come on people
Hey Dick head cock sucking Voll you sound just like faggot ass Trump
Any one who calls President Donald Trump “faggot ass”, has an identity problem and shall be put in the psycho facility at closed section.
That “faggot ass” Trump will be your president for the next turn.
The communists just lost their
Let’s America make great again.
Oh my goodness.. I hate to see my fellow Americans act in such a way… it’s not what “we” stand for at all..obviously half of these comments are made while drunk.. yes this country is the best..but have some mannerism before God strikes you down.. come on guys..have some class..
When you said just like faggot ass, you
mean that cock sucker fagot
Obama Bin Laden?
He’s right though, bitch ass.
and you sound like trump minus one digit of IQ
Funny! I said the same thing bout your mamma while I did my thing and made her day. She said she loves me! I didn’t know she named you voll!
Kevin Ross you should just keep taking it up the ass by homeless faggots. And leave the fighting to real men. You sound like a closet homo that has a big black dildo collection with Obama’s name on them all.
Wendell is Bill really insufficiently inbred? “Lack” of inbeeding seems like a good thing. Ask your father-brother-mother’s uncle about these things before you try to insult Bill for not being inbred enough. Or figure out where the , is on your phone.
Bill, your ignorant, racist comments reel of a lack of education and inbreeding. Written as you sit on your well worn couch, eating onion rings and drinking cheap beer while watching reruns of your favorite John Wayne movies. Ignorant racists such as yourself give Americans a bad name throughout the world and our great Nation would be better off without your kind. You are not representative of all Americans and you disgust me. Instead of posting stupid comments online why don’t you go back to your momma’s trailer and make another baby with your sister, you stupid inbred redneck.
Thank you!!! I wish there was a like button
I agree with a lot of things you said, but it’s probably hard for others to be grateful to the actual hardworking soldiers, who, according to your own words, are sacrificing their own comfort, physical and mental well being when people like you ruin the image of a great country by being a racist prick.
If you want to get a point across, learn how to do it civilly.
You know there are other world powers, like russia and china. mikhail gorbachev changed the soviet union, or else russia would still be ” USSR ” and also the entire UN and NATO. they support world peace as well. US still is a vital part for world peace but if it hasn’t for the other world powers, north korea would be invading south korea by now. btw nobody likes war anyway not even kim jung un
USA was the reason of formation of all qaeda. Your citizens are so dumb do you know that? Also Russia is still extremely powerful and has more nukes than USA. Putin can blast your white ignorant ass to hell so be quiet son of a dick sucking whore first review your gun policy then boast Peace
HA HA HA… tell it like it is bro!!!!
That was epic!!!!
Well said sir ?
I was reading your post and your insults to Russia had me laughing so hard…but seriously I heard Russia has some type of laser beam or something like that…look forward to your response
Wow that is some seriously racist nonsense and you’re so stupid you even get the right nicknames! A Dink is Vietnamese, a Nip is Japanese. Retard!
Historians mostly agree that Hitler would have been defeated by the russian and british forces without the help of the US , the war would have just dragged on longer and the americans wouldn’t have murdered a couple of 100,000’s of civilians in Japan.
The CIA funded and promoted ALL current terror groups the US is fighting at some point in history. Allthough to be fair the Russians also funded some but by no means as many as the US. The CIA is also behind nearly all historical conflicts in Latin america and many historical conflicts in the middle east. So i think we can safely say: Nazis would have been defeated with or without the US, al qeada and daesh /isis and the likes wouldn’t have been so prominant and dangerous without the US.
It is estimated that the US has through its wars in the middle east after 9/11 killed about half a milion people and that in conflicts orchestrated by the US before 9/11 and after the second worldwar the US is responsible for the killing of about 1 milion people with some estimating it nearer 2 milion. During the 60- 70- 80 and 90’s the US was involved in nearly every destabilising event on the world stage such as enabling armed interior conflicts by funding resistance, killing nations leaders creating chaos, actively supporting uprisings all under the anti-communist flag.
Many of these CIA originating actions have eventiully backfired leading ultimately to conflicts such as the Irak war and 9/11 and have immersed many a nation into war for decades.
So please, pretty please tell me again what the world should be thankful for?
God bless the usa and fuck all of ya who disagree because really, if we have to we will just come to your country, kick down your door, and wipe out your pussy asses, because thats the american way, so fuck you commies and towel heads, you fuckin cowards. God bless MERICA!!!!!
Tell it all, Brother! God Bless the USA!
Buddy what’s with the racial slurs? You kinda floor yourself with comments about Adolfo Hitler when you do that wouldn’t you say?
Your actually the problem when you conduct yourself as such and fuck me if i lose one bit of my sunny disposition when I say fuck you and keep your racist bullshit the fuck off the internet and ultimately off this planet – you are a disgrace
The us must defend a little if the world, strength is what it takes, and conviction , not anything more
Yes , the USA had the strongest economy , large military and nukes , after WWI . No one could have opposed us .
And we used those advantages / strengths to go on to concur and rule the whole world !
Come on , obviously , we did not do this . You need to do a reality check and find a better source of information . You are embarrassing your self .
DUDE. russia and china and possibly north korea. they can take out the US in one go. but that would still mean nuclear war. millions of deaths would occur. but it still is a substational power.
If you want to really learn about the U.S.A., try reading up on or history. Not”new age” textbooks, the older ones that were written by those of their era. Enlightening!
Your comment is true for past swamp rat politicians, however since the election of Donald Trump he has said he is not going to get he U.S. involved in a fight where U.S. interests are not at stake.
Nnghinga. You are right. In this new era. China has become a super power country.
China is not a super power. They have the highest GDP, but a less superior military, still rated a developing nation, and consumed by poverty.
Why are you all arguing it doesn’t matter what country you live in its arguments that made wars why can’t people just be nice for a change.
Oh god. A woke bed-wetting-thumb-sucker. Don’t cry, Heather dear.
Honestly guys, until classified military information becomes mainstream to the public, nobody here in the comments section should make comparisons on anything.
what if the whole world protested all at once to get rid of drug laws and eliminate borders what would happen people would live where they wanted and the world could spend all that money we currently spend fighting and policing arresting and killing each other and use it to help mankind what if every citizen protested at once to live and travel and work where they wanted while doing what they want with the only law was you can’t physically and intentionally harm anyone else
Are you for real, you air-headed-junkie-bint.
It is the fool who beleives peace can be achieved with peaceful intentions. It is the defeated and dead fool who beleives peace can be achieved through diplomacy and fairness. We had the nuclear arsenal first. We could had we chose that path long ago subjugated the world to our will with the flip of a switch. We chose instead to maintain peace with power and quoperation. Not terror as many nations do.
Well said! Terry Bryant!
Any objective assessment puts the F-22 &F-35 years ahead of anything else, but at a massive cost per unit.
I was coyote hunting under hemlocks in a thunderstorm last season.Lightening flashed and I saw an air craft hovering that I could not hear sound.When it tilted ,I visually saw lightening flash miles away through the center of the craft.(in a blurred fashion).I only saw it for a few seconds but I looked on line and did not look like anything I could identify for certain.It wasnt a helicopter yet it hovered.Where I live it is not rare to see neat aircraft but this model was a new one for me.I am sure many nation’s have goodies they are not showing off.This was not any alien craft.lol..It looked blurry beneath so may have internal propulsion venting but was pitch dark,had dark cockpit.Looked like a flat fishing lure.Amazing technology’s we are going to see in next few years.
Selling advance planes and weapons to Singapore and Taiwan, will give China a better advantage. The Chinese got all it needed to know from the Pakistan on the F16 and aaarm missile. Now selling F35s to either Singapore or Taiwan will play right into the Chinese hands. Both Taiwan and Singapore are purchasing house or proxies of China.
Cost is a huge issue . It can only be justified if you win , pretty much every time . Will the F-22 & F-35 do that . I hope and pray so .
I saw a video of two russian jets that were fllying with the aircraft straight up and down with the tails 15 or 20 feet off the ground like a helicopter, and were just flying around like they were just dancing above the ground with no problem at all. !! Have we got anything like that?
Why does this matter? Because it does fun things does NOT have one single thing to do with how effective the plane is against the enemy!
Fortunately not. Ours have the power to go up. Anyway, that little party trick melts the tarmac!
Would allied air forces not be better off building many squadrons of plywood low flying attack aircraft that would be hard to identify on radar as suggested by the Toronto Star in the early 60’s instead of spending billions on F-35s?
Ron, We would better off building fleets of weaponized drones. Including ones with nukes like the Russians.
Fill low earth orbit with ten thousand of them, get rid those new satalite internet things.
Thats silly…try balsa wood and rubber bands to power a prop.
I don’t mean to be condaccending, but are you over 5 years old?
F-22 is not F-35. The F-35 are bona fide 5-th generation aircraft.
F-22 though, is the reason why there is an F-35 and maybe someday the F-22 will receive the sensor upgrades and that 5-th generation Data-Link.
Not to mention the new engines and hypersonic missiles. And lasers…
I will agree with this list. The F-22 is the most advanced aircraft in the world, I personally think it’s a cheaper alternative to the seriously high price of the F-35…
The F 22 is not the most advanced military aircraft in the world, nor is the F 35. The French have the best fighter aircraft in the world today and it’s called the Rafale, whether the US military likes it or not the Rafale is better in every category than either the F 22 or the vaunted F 35, what is claimed about the F 35’s technology being able to do everything better than anybody else is just bluster. The fact is the Rafale can do everything and more and better than the F 35, and is a proven platform as well. The Rafale’s French technology is second to none, yes they lead the world in such technologies, and they have done so for a very long time, really, right back to the 1950s, when the introduced the Mirage panoply of jet fighters, ask the Israelis which fighter jet won them their wars against their Arab neighbours and they’ll tell you the Mirage series of jets, and the newest iteration of this series of jet fighters is the formidable Rafale.
Bro are you serious right now. The rafale has nowhere near the stats of the f22 raptor. It is slower, it is not stealth, and can’t carry armaments comparable to the f22. In addition to the big ass list, the rafale’s radars are inferior to those of the f22 raptor. So stop bullshiting, and get your facts right. Oh yeah, you want proof here ya go.
I agree that the Rafale is an amazing aircraft and very advanced, especially for its price. However, most people compare the Rafale to the F-15, F-16, or F-18. The combat record between the Rafale and the F-22 is in the Raptor’s favor at 23/1. The F-22 radar signature is 235.5% less than the Rafale and can get a radar missile lock at 250 miles while the Rafale can only get one 180 miles away. The F-22 can pull higher G’s, tighter turns, and faster maneuvers. In addition, the F-22 can go 1500 mph while the rafale can only go 863 mph. It also has better acceleration and can go faster than the speed of sound without afterburners. It can also land 850 feet shorter than the Rafale. The Rafale has a better range but the F-22 can carry two more weapons. The F-22 also has incredibly advanced radar, greatly surpassing the Rafale. While the Rafale is an amazing aircraft, the F-22 is simply unmatched in its capability.
And only because that was all they could afford. If what you say is correct then why is that not reflected on any Google search. Most successful f-22 the most advanced f-35. Your only boasting yourself. That’s okay though I love my country too. He’ll in world war 2 we came to your country and flew your planes. I’ll take the info given on Google. It’s for all countries.
Erm…if its that good why have you only sold a few dozen of these to two or three countries. Its an export failure.
Typical frog-tat…like renault.
Well Roger, the Rafale is a formidable French fighter but the only problem is that when it engages an enemy it immediately surrenders and begs for diplomacy.
There is a huge difference between the F-22 and 35. The 22 never flies with it’s full compliment of electronics. In case of war it can be upgraded to an airplane that can never be seen. The 35 is a Trojan horse. Sure you can buy them, In the state of sale they are equivalent to a F-15. But the reason the 22 will never be sold is in the software. That airplane will disappear before your radar. A few panels will come off and a beast never before seen will take off. I have heard from excellent sources the sixth generation fighter has been flying for over seven years. You will not know either plane exist until microseconds before your plane explodes around you.
You are obviously deluded, or know nothing about fighter aircraft! It’s common knowledge that the Rafale can carry more weapons of all kinds more than any other jet flying today. It isn’t slow, it can fly at mach 2, and can supercruise at mach 1.4 carrying weapons, its operational speed is curtailed to mach 1.8. The radar on the Rafale is RBE2 AA active electronically scanned array (AESA), it also has an optronique secteur frontal infrared search and track (IRST) sensor; Optronique Secteur Frontal (OSF), developed by Thales, is completely integrated within the aircraft and can operate both in the visible and infrared wavelengths, and it is unjammable. The Rafale can track 40 enemy targets simultaneously and attack 8 enemy targets at the same time; it can track any target passively, track and search ground targets, other enemy fighter jets passively without them knowing that they are under attack, until a missile destroys them. It has the best protection system of any fighter jet called SPECTRA, with which it can also track targets, it can fly over missile defence systems without it being seen, it’s almost like a cloaking device. The Rafale has beaten all the American F-series of fighter jets in simulated combat scenarios, eg, F 15, F 16, F 18, F 22, but as yet the American air force won’t let the F 35 do simulated combat scenarios against the Rafale because they know it would get its ass severely kicked, the F 35 wouldn’t even see the Rafale coming!
Simulated tests? LOL America has hundreds of years of history of kicking ass in reality. Enjoy your simulations! lol
You People always think, “No wait: we are better than you America. Everyone listen to me please. We are better than you America!”
You know that the only reason America has kicked ass is because of numbers right? They simply have the money to throw at conflicts and send in huge amounts of personel and hardware. Recent conflicts in afghanistan clearly show that if they dont have the numbers they aren’t kicking any ass. Anyone remember the vietnam war… kicking ass, really?
goggle it Mr. Full of it! Best jet fighter today. Comes up f-22 Mr. Numb!
You are totally delusional, and not just on facts !
Why is Dassault having such a hard time unloading these “superior rafales” to other countries? Even Belgium is buying the more costly F35 much to the chagrin of French minister Parly. Egypt has sidelined the Rafales in favor of the SU-35 saying the Rafale is no match for Israel’s F-35 and F-16 squadrons. Your national pride is commendable but the truth is the truth. This coming as the US is upgrading the F-22 electronics from the F-35 making a hybrid air superiority fighter. I think if the French had the financial resources of the US, they no doubt would develop a fabulous fighter jet but the reality is, they don’t.
Because america is bullying nations into buying them. Buy my plane or i give you a shitty trade deal. Or i give you a good deal on my little plane if you allow my companies to buy all your land and minerals. Oh and if you don’t then we will make your life very difficult! I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse.
And allow me to just add to all you commie waps, if the usa is fucked with we will make nagasaki and hiroshima look like disney world with the shit we got now, you do remember those 2 cities that we hit and the devastation was so bad japan got on their knees and begged us to let up, especially you fuckin towelheads, but i think you mooks know it, you threaten, until we come for your ass and you hide in your fuckin caves you fuckin cowards.
Sea Harrier has the same kill ratio as F-15, if not the sheer volume. But in terms of kills per aircraft produced it’s way ahead at 21 kills without loss from just 98 aircraft ever built.
That’s certainly a creative way of deciphering statistics.
When a F-35 squadron enters the combat arena the life expectancy of a Su-27, Su-30, Su-35, J-20, J-10, Rafale, Viggen, etc., etc., etc. is about fifteen minutes, tops.
Most people don’t have a clue as to what 5-th generation really is.
It’s waaay more than stealth. It’s the Data-Link and a whole lot more..
respect our president (no matter who he or she may be) and god bless the U.S.A. .UNLESS ITS THE PROZAK PRINCESS PELOSI.
Military guy here……..Your weapon doesn’t kill anything, you do. Aircraft could have teleportation abilities, but if the pilot is incompetent than it wont matter. An aircraft is a machine. This is just comparing aircraft. I hear all the rhetoric and somehow President Trump got on here SMH. This instantly brings up a true lack of imagination, debating skills and inability to have an intelligent conversation
Are you really ‘Going to pull out the invading of a sovereign nation card’???? With a straight face? How many sovereign nation has the US attacked since the end of WWII? It over 50Russia is less than 10!!!!!
which is the best? simple, the one the majority say is the best, that’s not a reason? you say, no? well , have a closer look at how society functions how it’s always functioned, be that fairly or otherwise….it’s funny reading some of this patriotic crap when the true capabilities of some of these machines are classified..
Based on current Ukraine/Russia war, the Russian planes are a no show. Russian planes have a lack of precision guided weapons and even functional GPS. There are pictures of Russian pilots with Garmin GPS hanging in the cockpits. I honestly think Russian and China planes are overhyped and probably doesn’t perform up to par.
You hate us because you ain’t us. The world literally owes USA a debt that can never be repaid. Ingrates!
Ok I am from the USA and i think you are being a bit over the top about this. So what that the world owes us a debt. We need to be a example to the world and cursing someone out is not that. We are a strong country because even though we are split in politics we come together and use our power to protect the world. God only lets faithful, respectful, and loving countries stand and he will protect them. So stop antagonizing our Russian friends.
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